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Best iPhone Applications for Spying

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 7/13/2010

So you want to be a spy? If you can't get into the real thing - that is the real world of espionage, why not experience it through five of the best iPhone spy apps? Here, we round up the top applications available from the App Store.

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    Contact Spy

    Contact Spy This is quite an intriguing app and I was wondering how closely Apple evaluated the app before approving it for release. While some may find Contact Spy a curiosity, like me, others may find it genuinely useful. If you're the latter, you'll be interested to know that this app lets you quickly search for information about people you just met. All you have to do is enter their phone number into your contacts list and open Contact Spy. The app will then quickly search the web, images, news, blogs, U.S. addresses and reverse phone numbers (also for U.S.). After completing the search and finding the right information - you can then add it to your iPhone's contact list. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    iSpyBot This iPhone spy app will turn your iPhone into an ultimate spy cam by letting you take photos using your iPhone's camera at pre-defined intervals. Taking the photos is done secretly with the iPhone's camera shutter turned off. After taking the photos, the app automatically saves them in your iPhone photo album so that you can view them later when the coast is clear. Or if you want something cooler, you can set the app to send the photos it takes to a specific email address automatically. Other features of iSpyBot include - easy setup and interface, adjustable photo taking interval, easy storing of photos in photo album, email test function and screen blackout. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    How to Catch a Cheating Spouse, A Step-by-Step Spy Guide

    How to Catch a Cheating Spouse Want to know if your husband or wife is cheating on you? Or better yet catch them? This app will help you do so with an array of insider secrets that will tell you exactly how to catch your cheating partner. The app explains in detail the step-by-step process that you can use to uncover the truth and expose the possible infidelity of your partner. It also provides you with the methods that Private Investigators use as well as tips, tricks and techniques for spying on your partner. Other features that this app gives you include - mistakes cheaters make, cheating spouse statistics, how to check phone records, spyware beware, using the internet to catch cheaters and more. (Price: $3.99) (Download link)

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    SpyCam SpyCam brags of being a sophisticated camera monitoring tool with advanced video motion and sound detection algorithms. This allows your iPhone to take snapshots when something interesting happens. The app will not stop taking photos as interesting activities happen and will only stop when the activity stops. SpyCam automatically saves photos to your iPhone's photo album so that you can transfer them to your computer and view them in detail later. A good feature of the app is an option to discretely stop and exit if you move your iPhone after you started using SpyCam. The app is also easy to use. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Spy Glossary

    Spy Glossary You may have the the necessary tools on your iPhone to become a spy of sorts but it would be better to learn the ins and outs of the espionage world as well. This app provides you with the A to Z glossary of all spy and espionage terminologies. With an easy-to-use interface, this Spy Glossary features - valuable knowledge about the world of espionage, easy-to-use Glossary based interface, search engine, unique interface, direct email access and a feedback mechanism. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)